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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

Cancer incidence in the Cantons of Zurich & Zug (Cancer Registries)

Since 1980, the canton of Zurich has maintained an epidemiological cancer registry at the Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology of the University Hospital Zurich (UHZ) in close collaboration with the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI) of the University of Zurich. Since 2011, the registry has also collected data for the canton of Zug. With the introduction of the Cancer Registration Law in Switzerland (, the registry also started cancer registration in the cantons of Schaffhausen and Schwyz. The core task is to record, as far as possible, all new incidences of cancer cases among in the population of the cantons of Zurich, Zug, Schaffhausen and Schwyz . Thus, the cancer registry serves as an instrument to monitor the cancer burden among the population. This includes systematic and continuous collection of data, analysis, comparison and interpretation of data, and dissemination of the results through by means of reporting.

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Weiterführende Informationen


Sabine Rohrmann (Project Leader)
Dmitri Korol
Manuela Limam
Maria-Eleni Syleuoni
Miriam Wanner


Canton of Zurich; FOPH (via NICER); Cancer League Zurich